MONTREAL — Alex Tagliani is gearing up to make a run at the NASCAR Pinty’s Series championship, beginning with the opening round at Ontario’s Sunset Speedway on May 23. Tagliani has won twice at the Innisfil track.
After finishing just a few points shy of the title in 2018, Tagliani was sidelined in 2019 due to a medical condition and did not compete in the full schedule last season due to conflicts in his racing schedule.
Despite not running the full schedule, Tagliani picked up two top-fives and and three top-10s. In addition to main sponsors RONA and St. Hubert, the Team 22 will carry VIAGRA on its No. 18 Chevrolet Camaro.
“I am really looking forward to get back on track, as are the race fans eager to see us compete door-to-door for the win at every corner of the track,” Tagliani said. “NASCAR did amazing job behind the scene and worked closely with the promoters to have an early schedule and to ensure a race season for the drivers, the crew and the all the fans In Canada. We all learned the hard way, with the pandemic, I think now we are all going to appreciate racing even more.”
The team used the ovals last year to test numerous set ups to improve their performance. Having always competed well on road courses including victories at Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, Toronto Indy and the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, it is the ovals that will determine the success of its championship hunt.